Bringing Books Back to the Eccles Library

Brandon Patterson

Brandon Patterson
As the Technology engagement librarian, I connect you to digital tools and emerging technologies. I create meaningful experiences using prototyping tools, virtual reality and online learning platforms.

Donna B

Donna B
As the Public Services Supervisor, I'm available to help with library materials, and any question you might have! If I can't help you personally, I'll know just the right person who can.

Christy Jarvis

Christy Jarvis
I can help you navigate the scholarly communication ecosystem, including: where to publish; how to comply with funder public access requirements; how to manage your scholarly profile, and measure your research impact. I provide instruction on author rights, copyright and Fair Use, and the ethical use of information. I am also responsible for the Eccles Library's collection of information resources, including books, journals, and databases.

As you walk into the Eccles Health Sciences Library, you may notice something new. A large bookshelf now sits close to the front desk. The empty shelves will soon be filled with books, inviting passersby to browse and select a book that might provide them with a mental break, help them learn a new skill, or complement their studies.

As a result of generous donations, we are beginning to create a collection of physical books to encourage casual reading. To help this collection grow, we are also asking friends of the library to donate books that would help the health sciences learning community and stimulate the minds of students, staff, and faculty in the schools and colleges of health, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry.

A browsing section near the front desk of the Eccles Health Sciences Library will be centered on popular materials that include self-help books, novels, magazines, cookbooks, popular nonfiction, among others! We are also looking at expanding the collection to include podcasts, audiobooks, zines, movies, music, comics, and more! In addition to reading and interactive material, books create an atmosphere expected of a library, they are beautiful, and they absorb sound for students wanting a quiet area for study.

shelves with no books

Help us fill our shelves!

How to help:

What do you want your students and colleagues to read? Have you had a favorite book you’ve always wanted to share with others? Have you been inspired by something and hope others can be inspired too? You have several options to help us build the collection:

  • Bring in a book or other item you would like the library to consider adding to the new collection and drop it in the box by the front entrance of the library.
  • Suggest we purchase something via the suggest a purchase page on our website.

See our “wishlist” of books we are currently pursuing. We look forward to sharing this exciting collection with you.

Questions?  Comments?

Contact us at ehsl-reference@lists.utah.edu